Ubuntu – How to disable automount in nautilus’s preferences


I am using Ubuntu 11.10 (64 bits) and I do not want to mount automatically USB thumb drives in my system. I tried the command dconf-editor and gconf-editor but there isn't the icon to disable it in nautilus preferences (apps|nautilus|preferences|media_automount).


Best Answer

  • You first need to install dconf editor in Software Center. In my case it shows remove because I have already installed it

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    Then you need to open dconf editor via Dash

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    Then goto org.gnome.desktop.media-handling

    You will find automount checkbox on right hand side. Uncheck it

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    If you prefer not to install anything extra in your system. You can use gsettings to change dconf keys.

    To disable Nautilus automount use this command in a terminal

    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.media-handling automount false

    To enable it again open a terminal and use this command

    gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.media-handling automount true